Tesla e-Bike : An Electric Motorcycle Design Proposal for Tesla Motors

Tesla e-bike is a conceptual project based on a vision what if Tesla Motors manufactured an electric motorcycle. It is made of carbon fiber, aluminum, and high-strength plastic, making a very light yet durable vehicle. The front suspension features hub-center steering that provides an excellent cornering and good traction. Equipped with OLED dashboard display, you’ll get essential information about your bike at a glance. Just like Tesla principles, this e-bike is high-tech, fast, efficient, and ecological.

Designer : Antonio Serrano

Tesla e-Bike by Antonio Serrano

Tesla e-Bike by Antonio Serrano

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KTM Ion Concept Motorcycle for Urban Environment

KTM Ion has been designed to represents KTM’s vision of purity, adventure, performance, and extreme. It’s a modern motorbike for new audience. Currently, KTM motorcycles target relatively small audience, mainly professionals and motorcycle enthusiasts. The task here is to develop electric motorcycle to approach new target groups, urban commuters. This concept motorbike has been designed as a homage to traditional road bikes that use fixed frames without suspension, ION offers an extreme driving experience in urban environment. This new bike is hoped to solve issues related to conventional vehicles and become a lifestyle product that fits our way of living.

Designed and developed for city streets, ION features distinctive exo-structural frame that provides this bike with strength and precision while links it aesthetically to the road bike. The core idea of KTM ION is to blend the powers of fixie bike with technology of an electric motorcycle, but the characteristics of these roots should be kept visible. The essential factors are the fixed frame and the motorcycle heritage.

Designer : Daniel Brunsteiner

KTM Ion Motorcycle by Daniel Brunsteiner

KTM Ion Motorcycle by Daniel Brunsteiner

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A-Bike Compact and Ultra Light Electric Bike Uses Aircraft Grade Aluminum and High-Strength Glass-Reinforced Polymers

A-Bike offers you a freedom to move around easily, it’s a compact electric, ultra light bike that folds in seconds for easy transport. Claimed as world’s lightest electric bike yet, the telescopic design allows you to fold it to a very compact size for your daily commuting. The electric power assistance makes riding easy, you can keep going up to 15 miles or 25km.

Being light and compact means that you can carry this bike with you when you can’t find space in the bike park, no need to worry about theft. You can simply tuck this bike under your desk when you are at the office.

From : A-Bike

A-Bike Compact and Ultra Light Electric Bike

A-Bike Compact and Ultra Light Electric Bike

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Kira Hybrid Sailing Yacht Bridges The Gap Between Sailing and Motor Yachting

A 40 meter sailing yacht inspired by performance, developed for simplicity and minimum style. The lead in the keel of the boat was adapted to become a giant battery charged by the solar cells in the sail. The owner could live in complete comfort and with zero carbon footprint.

What makes this an innovative design solution is that the Kira Hybrid Sailing Yacht is a vessel inspired by performance, developed for simplicity, and minimally styled. It is meant to bridge the gap between sailing and motor yachting, so that those who take to the winds can do so in the most comfortable, amenable and sustainable way. It is designed to have a zero carbon footprint because of its electric engine and solar sail giving the owner absolute freedom to roam the seas in complete comfort. The lead in the keel of the boat, which is regularly just used for balance, was adapted to become a giant battery charged by the solar cells in the sail. It completely redefines the layout of a sailboat.

Designer : Sebastian Campos

Kira Hybrid Sailing Yacht by Sebastian Campos

Kira Hybrid Sailing Yacht by Sebastian Campos

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Stylish Givi Motorcycle Top Box Features RFID Key Lock System

Givi motorcycle top box was designed by these industrial designers during their exchange period at Istituto Europeo di Design. This top box project is intended to be used on motorcycles and has to be realistic enough to be released in the market by the year of 2017.

At first, we came up with many ideas that would make this an ambitious target, but during the process we moved toward actual reasonable scenarios and implementing only those features which were likely be available at that time. We had a keen interest to design a product that is sustainable, using biodegradable plastics and making the manufacturing process and recycling process as easy as possible and one of the top box’s main feature and theme is configurability and customizability.

We applied these themes to Givi Motorcycle Top Box both internally and externally, thus the interior has an easy to use compartmentalization feature using elastic rubber bands, while the exterior has customizable rings that can match any motorbike. We decided to use a new lock system with an RFID key to simplify the access to two separate compartments. These compartments have separate purposes, a smaller for easy access for personal things that are essential and a bigger one that has more space. The aggressive angle of the lid was designed to fit with modern and future motorbike trends where the rear end of the bike is also angled, not flat.

Designers : Harold Baltodano, Krisztián Griz and Mina Kuchani

Givi Motorcycle Top Box by Krisztian Griz

Givi Motorcycle Top Box by Krisztian Griz

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E-Board Tracker Bike : A Small, Funny, and Eco Friendly Motorbike

The Eboard Tracker concept doesn’t focus on just a transport vehicle, rather the designer has envisioned it as an eco-friendly, small and funny motorbike that can run at up to 30 mph and ensures better twisting around the corner of the street with its compact and light design. This bike contains hand throttle instead of traditional electric pedaling and features light, simple and optical flowing frame. A beam girder from section-I and hydro-formed tubes welded together in order to strengthen the steering head. The handlebar is shaped like an ace-bar which is fully adjustable and includes a cycle computer on top with speed, battery status and estimated remaining battery capacity readings.

This bike features a very close to “vintage racer” look with its regenerative breaking and a hub battery since they are similar to a set of drum brakes. The chain is swapped for a carbon shaft, bevel drive and nylon hypoid gears enclosed in right swing arm. Behind the pedal shafts, a small six speed cassette type remains hidden and comes operational if the battery becomes flat any time. Both pedals are lockable at 180 degrees and can be used as foot pegs

eboard tracker

eboard tracker

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Icare : Futuristic Motorcycle from Enzyme Design

Now be a style icon with the Icare high-end futuristic bike. With its eccentric looks and spectacular design it surely is a dream come true for all the bike lovers. The engine, which is Honda 6 cylinder flat engine and 1800cm3, is completely out of this world and will definitely keep you mesmerized. Its powerful body gives you a sense of security while driving on the tarnished highways and its design looks more that of an alien. A bike with a different look and with the unbeatable performance and strength. So move out and flaunt your Icare and unleash the beast.

icare motorcycle concept

icare motorcycle concept

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Our Top 20 Picks from A’ Design Awards & Competition Winners 2015-2016

A’Design Award and Competition, one of prestigious design awards, has released the results of the 2015-2016 design competition. Last year, there were 836 winners, but this year, the number has jumped to 1276 winners from 88 countries in 93 different design disciplines. Each entry has been carefully evaluated by an international influential jury panel that consists of design professionals, established scholars, prominent press members, and experienced entrepreneurs who have devoted great attention to details when voting each entry.

Get fresh design inspiration, all of you are invited to discover latest trends in arts, architecture, and technology. You can visit A’Design Awards’ online gallery of winners at http://www.designmag.org, all editors worldwide, aficionados, and design enthusiasts, would benefit from browsing and checking out the winning designs. All winners are invited to attend glamorous gala-night and award ceremony in Italy, they would be called to stage to collect the trophies, award certificate, as well as yearbooks.

Here are top 20 winning designs of our pick (in random order):

1. 3bee Bicycle Frame by Tamás Túri
Inspired by the shape of human body when riding a bike, 3bee is a bicycle frame that can be adjusted to meet rider’s need. It is a 3D printable sports equipment that aims to make the bike fully customizable. It comes with an integrated seat, this frame is fully adjustable from the beginning of the production, the use of 3D printing technique allows you to personalize the bike with different kind of parts.

3bee Bicycle Frame by Tamás Túri

A'Design Award and Competition 2015-2016 Winner - 3bee Bicycle Frame by Tamás Túri

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BMW 1150GEth Tesla Motion : Futuristic Concept e-Bike Inspired by A Video Game

Submitted by Djordje Kovacevic, BMW 1150GEth Electric Motorcycle is a concept study, aiming to create futuristic zero-emission motorbike. You can read his explanations below.

The GEth’s unique look is something that clearly sorts it to a new kind of motorcycles. Beside it being electrical a new limb-suspension and steering system makes it aiming towards innovations. You can tell from this design that it is an electric machine. Design of the GEth is obviously more on the classical lines side, avoiding most of the popular aggressive fluid style shapes. With retro looking cockpit, similar to those on WW2 airplanes that integrate a high-end hardware, it is trying to make a new direction in design of futuristic motorcycles.

The basic idea of the body came from the “Mass Effect” video game’s creatures, those creates are called Geths, aliens that are artificial life, machines. The styling of the GEth concept is designed to highlight this vehicle’s autonomy and to encourage the concept of self-driven assistance of the vehicles in the future. Towards the future philosophy GEth’s heart follows the electric path. Its ultra-compact 12.8kWh battery has a range of 200km and can be recharged to 80% capacity in 20 minutes. Ultra-rigid exoskeleton that integrates most of the components is made from strong light composite materials.

Designer : Djordje Kovacevic

BMW 1150GEth Tesla Motion Electric Bike by Djordje Kovacevic

BMW 1150GEth Tesla Motion Electric Bike by Djordje Kovacevic

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Auto Boat : Smartphone Controlled Boat for Single Passenger

What happens when a boat builder and a programmer meet? You see the result here: Auto Boat. This project was born out of collaboration between Will Reed, a boat builder and Jonas Jongejan, a programmer. Featuring Featuring wanted to bring an experience rather than just a seat for the exhibition of “Out of the Woods: Adventures of 12 Hardwood Chairs” at the Victoria & Albert Museum. This exhibition aims to develop a life cycle analysis of every project in the exhibition for AHEC.

Auto Boat is a special boat designed to carry single passenger in comfort on a pre-determined journey set into a smartphone. The special app would then drive the propulsion system, sending the passenger to their destination. There’s no need for rudder, there are 2 small motors set to either side of the boats controlled by boat’s computer and GPS.

Designer : Featuring Featuring
Photos & Video : Petr Krejci

Auto Boat by Featuring Featuring

Auto Boat by Featuring Featuring

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Cadillac LMP-09 Vision Gran Turismo Concept Car by Arthur Nustas

We came across a cool futuristic racing car dedicated to the popular Gran Turismo video game series. Designed by Arthur B. Nustas, an automotive designer, this single seat concept car features the dynamic shape of a flying eagle with sharp details and smooth surfaces.

Most designers are inspired by current product design trends such as Apple Products, however designing a futuristic vehicle allows you to envision and evolve a design DNA language to your own preference.

I have designed my vision of a 2030 Cadillac LMP single seat race car, based on a lightweight conceptual idea where the wheels are separately attached to a cabin that includes a rear engine power train. The cabin itself is inspired by a B2 stealth bomber and the dynamic shape of a flying eagle. Although Cadillac has a very distinctive design language, especially through the C-pillars, I wanted to stress upon that area which resembles a landing eagle with it’s wings spread open ready to hunt its prey.

The C-pillar itself acts as a spoiler assisting with down-force and improving upon breaking distance. The main power comes from a smaller 3.0L twin-turbo charged V-8 Northstar engine powering the rear wheels and two electric motors mounted in the front powering the front wheels, providing an all-wheel-drive capability to improve acceleration and cornering.

Designer : Arthur B. Nustas

Cadillac LMP-09 Vision Gran Turismo Concept Car by Arthur B. Nustas

Cadillac LMP-09 Vision Gran Turismo Concept Car by Arthur B. Nustas

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Alpha Concept Car : Single Seater Vehicle with Wooden Chassis

Alpha is a concept car that creates a link between a regular car and a lighter vehicle such as bicycle or a motorcycle. Due to its compact size (3000 mm length,1500 mm width, and 900 mm high ) this electrically powered single-seater vehicle would be ideal for a dynamic young population living in continuously growing cities of the future. The uniqueness of this car lies in its wooden chassis. Designed by Rustam Schogenoff, you can read his explanations about this futuristic car below.

The idea here is to replace all the complex and heavy engineering components of a vehicle by technical properties of the natural materials. One of these materials is wood. This simple material has a number of excellent building physics properties. The main ones are: strength, hardness, lightweight, elasticity, toughness, decay-resistance, and strength. It aims to smartly installed wooden limbs so that it could replace conventional chassis with complex elements such as suspensions, axles and dampers. The construction would even already incorporate all the functions of those elements. The number of technical devices used in a vehicle would be reduced, which would automatically reduce the total weight, energy consumption, the ejected gases, the energy in the production and of course the price).

Designer : Rustam Schogenoff

Mercedes-Benz Alpha Concept Car by Rustam Schogenoff

Mercedes-Benz Alpha Concept Car by Rustam Schogenoff

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m.U.C – Maglev Urban Commuter Project for Future Urban Transportation System

By the year of 2030, it is expected that urban areas would increase to more than 8.1 billion, almost 60% of the world population. As our mega cities become highly dense and more complex, we need better transportation system with high efficiency.

m.U.C a.k.a Maglev Urban Commuter is a design proposal for our future urban transportation. With growing demand of mobility in mega city populations, it can lead to 2 urgent problems: shortage of fossil fuels and limitation of urban space. This project aims to develop futuristic inner city electric vehicle that is highly efficient and has the ability to create a harmonious and intelligent link between people and traffic.

Designer : Jiazhen (Ken) Chen

m.U.C - Maglev Urban Commuter Project by Jiazhen (Ken) Chen

m.U.C - Maglev Urban Commuter Project by Jiazhen (Ken) Chen

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Pathfinder : Futuristic Ocean Explorer for Deep Sea Tourism

It’s good to hear from Phil Pauley after awhile, this time, he submitted his latest futuristic concept to us: Pathfinder. It’s a deep submarine that has special capability to drive ashore onto any port or coastline. As space travel becomes privatized, Phil has a vision to explore the deep blue sea, an ocean exploration that should become popular for research, tourism, or any commercial applications. Do you know that we only explore 5% of our global ocean?

Can you imagine that the Titanic become a tourist attraction? It’s highly possible when we have deep sea submarine tourism. Visit the Hydrothermal Vents, located deep in the Marina Trench where only few humans have been there before. Thank you to efficient, green, and especially quiet battery powered motors, Pathfinder won’t disturb marine wild life in their natural environment. This conceptual submarine represents an exciting era of underwater tourism, it is trying to become the next pioneering challenge for human progress.

Designer : Phil Pauley

Pathfinder Ocean Explorer by Phil Pauley

Pathfinder Ocean Explorer by Phil Pauley

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Confederate X132 Hellcat Speedster Features Drag Race Architecture with Innovative Engineering

Gorgeous Confederate X132 Hellcat Speedster features amazing specifications with uncompromised design. It is named after the iconic F6F Hellcat fighter plane of WWII, this motorcycle has been designed with distinctive drag race architecture, it is equipped with innovative engineering and boasts avant-garde design.

The uncompromised approach can be seen through Hellcat’s billet aluminum case, it doesn’t use the usual casting method, it is machined from 2 blocks of billet 6061 aircraft grade aluminum. This case combines America’s best V-Twin technology with America’s super powertrain technology into singularity. It features 121 HP, 140 foot pounds torque, 18-inch carbon fiber wheels, beautiful leather tractor seat, adjustable suspension, and dual caliper brakes. The company promises that it has made best approach to maximize the strength and guaranteeing durability.

Designer : Confederate Motorcycles

Confederate X132 Hellcat Speedster

Confederate X132 Hellcat Speedster

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